“What’s the big deal about book awards?”
I have heard this question on a number of occasions from authors. Here is my response:
Awards are big deals. Whether an award is being given for business success, athletic success, or literary success, the award signals recognition for something that is good or outstanding.
Here are a few more reasons why a book award is a big deal:
- Book awards are one of the most effective and affordable means of gaining recognition for independent publishers and authors.
- Winning an award elevates your status to an award-winning author or publisher.
- Earning a book award conveys a high level of credibility for your book and differentiates the title from among similar books.
Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award was created to bring recognition to quality Christian books by small publishers and independent authors. There are just two weeks left for you to nominate a title for this award.
The award is given in 14 categories this year. You can view a complete list on the award’s website.
To be eligible for nomination, a book must:
- Be published by a small publisher with annual revenues of $400,000 or less.
- Be Christian in nature and intended for the Christian marketplace.
- Be printed in English and for sale in the United States.
- Be nominated by the publisher of author.
- Be nominated only for one category.
- Be published in 2013 or 2014.
To nominate your book, head on over to www.bookoftheyear.net. Nominations must be received by November 15, 2014 for the 2015 award.